Broken VDOT Promises

UPDATE: Judge makes VDOT keep its word A Mathews County judge has ordered VDOT to keep its promise to end a “nightmare” parking problem it created for a property owner. WAVY-10 originally reported on the dispute and covered its conclusion. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/beach-battle-verdict-limits-parking-on-gwynn-s-island/1325873085     What good is the word of the Commonwealth of Virginia? Not very…

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Owners Counsel Elects Baker

February 4, 2018 Waldo & Lyle is pleased to announce the election of Joshua E. Baker as Virginia’s Representative for Owners Counsel of America, an exclusive national organization of eminent domain attorneys.   Baker, who has practiced for 12 years with Waldo & Lyle, has been named as the Virginia member of the Owners Counsel…

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MVP Pipeline Halted

January 31, 2018 Arguments by a Waldo & Lyle attorney have helped persuade a judge to delay the construction of 300 miles of the Mountain Valley Pipeline through Southwest Virginia. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Dillon blocks the entry of the utility company to start timber cutting and clearing on onto the…

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Haste on Pipeline

Even as the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) grinds into action through western Virginia, vigilant Waldo & Lyle attorneys have planted doubts in the mind of a federal judge about the competence of the utility’s planning. Attorney Stephen Clarke spotlighted avoidable mistakes in the plans for the the natural gas pipeline in a two day hearing…

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Pipeline vote of confidence

December 1, 2017 The biggest eminent domain story in Virginia concerns the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Dominion, the utility building it, will use its condemnation powers to acquire a ribbon of land running hundreds of miles through Virginia from West Virginia to North Carolina. One stretch collides with the secluded mountainside Wintergreen Resort community. A thousand…

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Improving Property Law

October 24, 2017 The American Law Institute has elected Joseph T. Waldo to its exclusive membership as it embarks on a major study of property law in America. Waldo, the president of Waldo & Lyle, is the only Virginian among the 37 new members selected by the ALI. ALI is composed of attorneys, judges and…

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City Must Pay Up

On May 25, 2017, The Virginian-Pilot and WAVY 10 reported on Waldo & Lyle’s success in forcing the City of Virginia Beach to pay the relocation expenses of a dentist displaced by a road widening. The case set a precedent that will protect small businesses. Follow the recent coverage. Dr. Allan Bergano retained Waldo &…

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Boardwalk Battle

On May 24, 2017, WAVY-10 spotlighted Waldo & Lyle’s role in resisting the efforts of a prominent Virginia Beach developer and the City of Virginia Beach to take the expansive beachside lawn of Oceans Condominium for a boardwalk extension. Oceans Condominium retained Waldo & Lyle to remind the City of Virginia Beach that it is…

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End Run Quashed

On April 25, 2017, the front page of the Roanoke Times reported on the way Waldo & Lyle blocked the City of Roanoke from pressuring Walker Foundry to surrender land for a greenway that threatens to shut down the plant. Walker Foundry retained Waldo & Lyle when the City of Roanoke threatened to take a…

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